BizBuzz: Walker & Wheating Retire, Christina Manning Drops Knowledge, & Why We Can’t Wait for Millrose

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 Shaquille Walker and Andrew Wheating announce their retirement from professional track. Walker, a 24-year old 800 meter runner just two years out of a stellar collegiate career with a world of middle distance potential, is moving on to focus on a career in dentistry, “a field Walker’s had in mind since he was 19, something that will give him the stability and freedom to spend more time with his family,” as written in an article on FloTrack. As for Wheating, his announcement comes after a 7 year pro career, 2 Olympics (Beijing and London), and NCAA Championships in both the 800 meters and 1500 meters. In a parting post on Facebook, he wrote, “To those who have supported me through the good and the bad, I love you. Thank you so much for the years of kind words, congratulations, and high fives.”

Related: Brooks Beasts coach Danny Mackey, in a post on Twitter, wrote I am already missing [Shaquille] at the track, & wish he came to a different outcome (he’s going to be a great dentist though), I encourage athletes to talk w/ him. His rationale is how I hope all athletes would approach their profession. Unconcealed, intentional & reverent.

 Tori Bowie shares nutrition advice and how she gets the most from her meals. “When it comes to nutrition I keep it extremely simple. On a day-to-day basis I try to get most of my nutrients based upon the food pyramid — emphasizing the produce. Whether it’s fruit in a juiced smoothie or snacking on chopped cucumbers, I’ve found that both fruit and vegetables are great sources to staying hydrated. My strength coach makes it his duty to remind us of that often.” Read more nutrition tips at Eight top athletes share their nutrition tricks for a high-performing new year on ESPNW

 Nick Symmonds and Carrie Tollefson connect for the latest episode of C Tolle Run. “Nick discusses his debut marathon at the 2017 Honolulu Marathon, life after professional racing and his passion for entrepreneurship.” Listen to the full session, Nick Symmonds: Push the Envelope on C Tolle Run

Motivation Monday

 Christina Manning with the reflection and wisdom

 High Performance West director Jonathan Marcus caught up with the Brooks Beasts for their first big workout of the year. “As members of the Beasts circled the Dempsy track at breakneck speeds, propelling each other to memorable marks, multiple loud yells of encouragement for each runner was heard every rep.” Read his full report of the session, A Brooks Beasts Practice, on High Performance West

The Armory is Going to be ? ? ?

 Sandi Morris and Katerina Stefanidi will renew their rivalry at the 111th NYRR Millrose Games on February 3.

Early Season Action

 Joseph Gray finished 9th at the Campaccio XC with a time of 30:16. In an event that saw Paul Chelimo take 3rd, Joseph wrote on Instagram, “Races like these are exactly why I love racing.”

 Breanna Sieracki ran a 9:43.1 3k rust buster at the Ohio State Classic / Buckeye Invitational. Rabbited by  Rachel Weber, Sieracki came away with the W, writing on Instagram, “Legs forgot what a 3k feels like a little bit but I’m excited to redeem myself next race!”

How Impressive Was Camille’s 100 Mile Record?

 As if that statement really needs qualifying, we think Esther Atkins put it best

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